Lizzy Yarnold to lead British charge as skeleton World Cup squad named
With the small matter of defending an Olympic title rapidly approaching, Lizzy Yarnold is setting her sights on more gold as part of a six-strong team selected for the opening World Cup races of the season.
Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain celebrates winning the bronce medal at the medal ceremony for the IBSF World Championships Bob & Skeleton 2017 at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee on February 25, 2017 in Koenigssee, Germany.
Less than four months remain until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games get underway, with the British sliders hoping to lay down their markers when the World Cup circuit starts in Lake Placid on November 9.
Yarnold, who won the 2013-14 World Cup crown, is joined in the women's squad by World Cup medallist Laura Deas and Youth Olympic champion Ashleigh Pittaway.
The men's challenge is led by current World No.10 slider Dom Parsons, with Jerry Rice and Jack Thomas also included after making their World Championship debuts last season.